The report consists of responses to the 3 questions given in assignment instructions, which are as follows; Q1: Study and comment on a software project failure , found on the internet. Explain the project and its circumstances, reasoning the facts which caused it to fail. Q2: Explain the Waterfall method used in software development, elaborating its phases, advantages, disadvantages and addressing the given project scenario explained below. This report is about software engineering project failures. In this report, I will first examine the importance of a good software engineering manager to a project. Then, I will identify major reasons for software engineering project fails within the software industry.
Every year, the Improbable Research organization hands out Ig Nobel prizes to research projects that "first make people laugh, and then make them think. For example, this year's Ig Nobel winners , announced last week, include a prize in nutrition to researchers who electronically modified the sound of a potato chip to make it appear crisper and fresher than it really is and a biology prize to researchers who determined that fleas that live on a dog jump higher than fleas that live on a cat. Last year, a team won for studying how sheets become wrinkled. That got us thinking: Though the Ig Nobels haven't given many awards to information technology see No Prize for IT for reasons why , the history of information technology is littered with projects that have made people laugh -- if you're the type to find humor in other people's expensive failures. But have they made us think?
Success and failure: a case study of two rural telemedicine projects
Every project begins with a single idea or goal, and the best of intentions. But as they progress, mistakes are made, communications break down, and deadlines and budgets change. Why do projects fail? And what leads to a failed project?
Professional codes of conduct and codes of ethics are intended to provide guidance In making such calls of Judgment. This paper looks at the Australian Computer Society code of ethics In the light of the Information technology strategies employed by the Australian telecommunications company One-Tell Limited. The failure of the company can be seen at least partly as an information systems failure, in particular the failure of its billing system, and we examine where IT practice at One.